John P. Shand

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10 Little Things Successful People Do Differently

Successful people think differently, act differently and ultimately distinguish themselves from unsuccessful people by taking a distinctive path …

Dehydration and Cognitive Function

Does getting thirsty make you dumber?<p>One of the presentations that caught my attention at last month’s American College of Sports Medicine meeting in Boston was a look at the links between dehydration and cognitive function, from Christopher Irwin and his colleagues at Griffith University in …

Do You Listen to Music While Working? Here's What It Does to Your Brain (and It's Pretty Awesome)

Music has enriched people's personal lives pretty much since the beginning of time, but scientists today have uncovered how best to make music enrich your professional life, too.<p>When the office is almost too much to stomach, music can deliver much-needed relief on the job. Before you press "play", …

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Practice Essentials<p>Insomnia is defined as repeated difficulty with sleep initiation, maintenance, consolidation, or quality that occurs despite …

Sleep

Voices From the Past: Work and the Permeable Walls of the Asylum

The history of the 19th and early 20th century asylum is a history of locking up patients . . . or so it has seemed. Since the 1950s and 1960s when …

United States

Ketamine Outperforms ECT in Depression Study

Moderators of outcome in late-life depression: should we be prescribing antidepressants to older people?

Meta-analyses are an incredibly useful tool for synthesising evidence. However, such analyses typically use aggregate data, meaning the average …

Gut feelings: the future of psychiatry may be inside your stomach

Her parents were running out of hope. Their teenage daughter, Mary, had been diagnosed with a severe case of obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), as well as ADHD. They had dragged her to clinics around the country in an effort to thwart the scary, intrusive thoughts and the repetitive behaviors …

The Case Of The Girl Who Couldn't Feel Pain

A team of European researchers finds the genetic mutation responsible for a subject's inability to feel pain.<p>"Index Subject 1"—the anonymous girl or woman who participated in this new study—is unusual in a couple of ways. For one thing, she cannot feel pain. It's a dangerous condition for her. …

75 Years In The Making: Harvard Just Released Its Epic Study On What Men Need To Live A Happy Life

In 1938 Harvard University began following 268 male undergraduate students and kicked off the longest-running longitudinal studies of human …

Shrink wrapping

THE human brain is the most complex object in the known universe. It contains 100 billion nerve cells. Considering how complex that is, it goes wrong …

Mental Health

Psychopathic criminals have empathy switch

<b>Psychopaths do not lack empathy, rather they can switch it on at will, according to new research.</b><p>Placed in a brain scanner, psychopathic criminals watched videos of one person hurting another and were asked to empathise with the individual in pain.<p>Only when asked to imagine how the pain receiver …

Empathy

Will A Few Cups Of Coffee A Day Keep The Blues Away?

Following the research on the health effects of caffeine is dizzying. Positive in some cases, negative in others – it’s hard to know whether that morning cup of joe is a health elixir or slow-acting poison.<p>In the latest major study on caffeine’s effects, researchers from the Harvard School of …

Be a sociopath—or just act like one

WHAT is a sociopath? Diagnostically speaking, it is someone who possesses a mixture of the following characteristics: charm, grandiosity, bloodless …

Psychiatric Formulation and Management- Tips and Techniques

5-HT1A Receptors in Psychopharmacology

The 5-HT1A receptor is a subtype of serotonin receptor located in presynaptic and postsynaptic regions. Activation of this receptor has been involved …

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